Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Week!


It's Thanksgiving week!! Hope you get to spend some super fun, low stress time with family friends. I also hope you'll take some time to pause during the hustle and bustle and remember all the things we have to be thankful for. The Queen City has lots to offer to all of us, and I'm so thankful for that!! And, just for fun, I'm sharing a newly discovered cocktail recipe that might be perfect for your festivities (see below)! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, November 24
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for their Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • Imaginon hosts Family Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...

Tuesday, November 25
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesdays today (and Tuesdays through December 16) at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • Boys in grades 2 to 5 are invited to the Cornelius library at 4:30pm for Boys Will Be BoysMore info...
  • Head to the Scaleybark library this afternoon at 5pm for Now Showing: A Charlie Brown ThanksgivingMore info...

Wednesday, November 26
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Turkey Treats at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Mountains & Caves today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Inaugural Carolina Panthers Tree Lighting outside of Bank of America Stadium. 6:00-7:30pm. More info...

Thursday, November 27 - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • The Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade steps off this morning in downtown Charlotte at 9:30am. More info...
  • If you burn the turkey (or just don't feel like cooking in the first place), there are lots of Charlotte Restaurants open today for your dining pleasure! More info...

Friday, November 28
  • Today and tomorrow experience Plantation Christmas at Latta Plantation. 10am-4pm both days. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited for a Gratitude Hike at the Reedy Creek Nature Center, this morning at 10am (More info...) and this afternoon at 2:30pm (More info...
  • Holidays at the Garden continues at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Through December 31. More info...
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts Cotton Picking Days today and tomorrow, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today at 11am and 2pm for their Giving Thanks to Animals program. More info...
  • Holiday on Ice winter ice skating is open today and continues through January 4th. More info...
  • Ride The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad weekends now through January 4th. More info...
  • The Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park continues evenings through December 31st. More info...
  • Head to downtown Waxhaw for their Holiday Festival of Lights this evening, 6-9pm. More info...

Saturday, November 29
  • Head to your local Home Depot today for their Kids Workshop: How To Build a Give and Save Bank. 9am-12pm. More info...
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • Lots of fun at I Can Create Healthy Art today at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Cool Catch PenguinMore info...
  • Don't miss Light Up Cornelius this afternoon and evening, 4-6pm with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis this evening for their Annual Tree Lighting beginning at 6pm. More info...
  • Lace up your shoes for the Christmastown 5K through the heart of McAdenville (and all the lights) this evening at 6pm. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas continues through December 30th. More info...
  • The Kannapolis Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express begins this evening and runs through December 30th. More info...

Sunday, November 30
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for a special program about Biome Mix UpMore info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' I Can Create Healthy Art this afternoon at 1:45pm. More info...

Monday, December 1
  • The bears are back! Don't miss the Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall, today through December 26th. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 11am for their Creature FeatureMore info...
  • Christmas at the Library begins today and runs through December 23rd at the Billy Graham Library. More info...
  • Don't miss the Annual McAdenville Tree Lighting today beginning at 4:30pm. The Lights of McAdenville are also turned on tonight, and will be nightly through December 26th. More info...

Save The Date:
December 6: Breakfast with Santa More info...
December 6: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...



APPLE CIDER SANGRIA

1 1/2 cups cinnamon simple syrup*
1 box Black Box white wine (I used Pinot Grigio.)
2 cups Apple Pie Moonshine (the legal kind from the ABC store)
1 1/2 cups ginger liqueur
4 cups apple cider
1 cup grapes, sliced in half
4 apples, cubed
4 pears, cubed
8 – 10 cinnamon sticks

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or beverage server, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 2 days. Serve over ice and garnish with fruit if desired.

*Bring 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to a simmer over medium-high heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool completely.

Adapted from THIS Inspired by Charm recipe.



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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ready or Not...The Holidays are HERE!


Whether you like it or not, the holidays have arrived in Charlotte. Santa has set up shop at the area malls, all the big stores are decorated to the nines, and the Christmas tree lots are putting up their fences and lights as we speak. Thanksgiving is NEXT Thursday, and Christmas is a mere 39 days away! Black Friday ads are on TV, and you can find all of the sale circulars online. I feel like it comes earlier every year!! On a positive note, all of the fun holiday family events and traditions are about to start...lots of fun holiday events happening this week. Merry, merry, y'all!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, November 17
  • Leftover Luxuries' "pop up" warehouse sale is open today...continues through the 22nd. More info...
  • The Mint Hill library offers Sensory Storytime this morning at 11:15am. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Sugar Creek library this afternoon at 3:45pm for Afternoon AdventuresMore info...
  • Don't miss Native American History & Culture this evening at 6pm at the Scaleybark libraryMore info...

Tuesday, November 18
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Love Monster & the Perfect Present Storytime this morning at 11am. More info..., also at the Carolina Place location. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this morning at 11:30 to see a Puppet Show. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a morning downtown. More info...
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesdays today (and Tuesdays through December 16) at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • The Library Foundation Friends Council is hosting a Book Drive this evening at Chick-Fil-a Southend from 6 to 8pm. More info...

Wednesday, November 19
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Toddler Movement at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Ocean Adventure today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • If you homeschool, head to the Museum of York County today at 1pm for Homeschool Day: Predator or Prey. Please register. More info...
  • The South County library hosts an American Girl Book Club this afternoon at 4:15pm. Please register. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, November 20
  • Ages 7 to 12 are invited on a Muddy Boots Fieldtrip today, 9am-4pm...perfect for homeschool families. Please register. More info... 
  • The Museum of York County opens a new exhibit today. Check out On Holiday With SantaMore info...
  • Head to the West Blvd. library this afternoon at 4pm for a Community Service Project benefiting the Charlotte Rescue Mission. More info... 
  • Chick-Fil-a at Cotswold hosts Family Game Night today, 5-7pm. Don't miss the fun! More info...
  • Kids eat FREE tonight at Earth Fare locations!!More info...

Friday, November 21
  • St. Nick's Sack Toy Sale begins this morning in Huntersville!! More info...
  • Bundle up and head to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for their Friday Morning HikeMore info...
  • Holidays at the Garden begins today at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Through December 31. More info...
  • Head to Southpark's Symphony Park beginning at 5pm for their Annual Tree Lighting at Symphony ParkMore info...
  • Holiday on Ice winter ice skating kicks off today and continues through January 4th. More info...
  • Ride The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad weekends now through January 4th. More info...
  • Don't miss Downtown Concord's Annual Tree Lighting this evening, 5:30-7:30pm. More info...
  • Beginning at 6pm this evening, enjoy the 6th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration at Piedmont Town Center. More info...
  • The Christmas Wonderland of Lights begins tonight at Zootastic Park, and continues evenings through December 31st. More info...
  • Lace up shoes for a nighttime run at the 2nd Annual Eggnog Jog 5K at Charlotte Motor Speedway. More info...

Saturday, November 22
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • Looking for a unique holiday gift for the kids? Head to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum this morning at 10am for the ABC Charlotte Author Signing EventMore info... 
  • Don't miss Harvest Day today at the Schiele Museum, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • The Scaleybark library hosts Poetry & Pancakes this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • The Carolina Renaissance Festival  continues Saturdays and Sundays through tomorrow. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center today at 11am for Feathers and FriendsMore info...
  • Lots of fun activities including a Thanksgiving Snack today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Learn to Draw like Mo Willems today at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info..., and the Arboretum location, More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Giving Thanks CenterpieceMore info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Puppet Making & Holiday Sing-Along this afternoon at 1pm for ages 4 and up. More info..., also at the Arboretum location. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Story Explorers: We're Talking Turkey this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The 85th Annual Concord Christmas Parade steps off this afternoon at 2:30pm. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas opens this evening and continues through December 30th. More info...

Sunday, November 23
  • Don't miss The Nutcracker Ballet at Barnes & Noble this afternoon at the Arboretum location at 12:30pm. 
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for a special program about Great GrasslandsMore info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to Barnes & Noble - Morrison at 1pm for their Snowmen at Night StorytimeMore info..., also at the Arboretum location. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Thanksgiving Snack this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts their Feeding Frenzy this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place hosts LEGO Storytime this afternoon at 3pm. More info...

Monday, November 24
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for their Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • Imaginon hosts Family Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...

Save The Date:
November 27: Novant Thanksgiving Day Parade More info...
December 6: Breakfast with Santa More info...
December 6: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Giveaways Galore!!


The Charlotte Warehouse Sale returns to Charlotte again this week. Don't miss your chance to shop for NEW women's clothing, shoes and accessories. One lucky QCB reader will win a $50 gift certificate!! Head over to our Facebook Page for details...enter by Tuesday at 11:59pm.

Also on our Facebook Page Monday morning, we'll be doing a giveaway for the Charlotte Leftover Luxuries Sale we told you about last week. The sale opens to the public on Friday morning, but 5 lucky QCB readers will win a pass to the Private Pre-Sale on Thursday evening! Enter by 9pm Wednesday.

What a fun shopping week!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, November 10
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the Sugar Creek Library today at 3:45pm for their Afternoon AdventuresMore info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the West Boulevard library this afternoon at 4pm for Comic CreationsMore info...

Tuesday, November 11 - Veteran's Day
  • NO SCHOOL for CMS!
  • School's out and elementary ages are invited to Play The Day Away at the Tom Sykes Rec Center. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Veteran's Appreciation with FREE admission for military and veterans, and discounted admission for family members. More info.... The same applies at the Charlotte Nature Museum as well. More info...
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesdays today (and Tuesdays through December 16) at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • Head to Mooresville today for their Veteran's Day Parade & Celebration beginning at 11am. More info...
  • The Myers Park library hosts Veteran's Day Scavenger Hunts for Kids beginning at 11:30am. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday at the Schiele Museum with FREE admission this afternoon, 4-8pm. More info...
  • The Steele Creek library hosts their Tween Art Club this afternoon at 4pm for ages 8 to 11. More info...

Wednesday, November 12
  • Today is Homeschool Living History Day at the Gaston County Museum, 9:30am-12pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Healthy Art at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Polar Plunge today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the University City library this evening at 6:30pm for Rookie ScienceMore info...

Thursday, November 13
  • The Morrison library hosts Creating with Books: Foxes this afternoon at 4pm for elementary ages. More info...
  • Head to the South County library this afternoon at 4:15pm for Reader's Theater: Drama Rama. Please register. More info...
  • Preschool and elementary ages are invited to the Beatties Ford library this evening at 6:30pm for Story ExplorersMore info...
  • Kids eat FREE tonight at Earth Fare locations!!More info...

Friday, November 14
  • Leftover Luxuries opens their "pop up" warehouse sale today...continues through the 22nd. More info...
  • Head to the Mint Hill library this afternoon at 3:30 for Story Explorers. Please register. More info...
  • Ride The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad weekends now through January 4th. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to a Campfire Roast this evening at 5:30pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Or head to the McDowell Nature Center at 6pm for their Friday Night CampfireMore info...
  • The Charlotte Folk Society offers a FREE concert this evening at 7:30pm at The Great Aunt Stella Center. More info...
  • Marvel Universe LIVE opens today with shows through Sunday. More info...

Saturday, November 15
  • Lace up your shoes for the AIM at Melanoma Walk this morning at Freedom Park. More info...
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum for their Fall Fest today, 10am-1pm. More info...
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • The James K. Polk Historic Site celebrates their Grand Re-Opening today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Thanksgiving Storytime this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info..., also at the Carolina Place location at 11am. More info..., and Birkdale at 11am. More info...
  • The Carolina Renaissance Festival  continues Saturdays and Sundays through November 23rd. More info...
  • Lots of fun activities with Huntersville Animal Care Hospital today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Family Picture TreeMore info...
  • Don't miss the Fireside Chat this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Santa Arrives at Bass Pro Shop at Concord Mills this evening...the fun begins at 5pm. More info...

Sunday, November 16
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for a special program about Freshwater WondersMore info...
  • Celebrate America Recycles Day today at the Museum of York County with FREE activities, 1-4pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Turbo Turtles this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the McDowell Nature Center's Animal Encounter Show this afternoon at 2pm. More info...

Monday, November 17
  • Don't miss Native American History & Culture this evening at 6pm at the Scaleybark libraryMore info...

Save The Date:
December 6: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Leftover Luxuries

Leftover Luxuries returns to Charlotte later this month. If you haven't been before, you do not want to miss this "Pop Up" Warehouse Sale, November 14-22. This sale will be located in South End at the Acquisitions Warehouse. If you have items you'd like to consign, please contact the Charlotte sale representative, Heather Griffith at heather@leftoverluxuries.com. Definitely mark your calendar and follow them on Facebook for updates!

Blessings,
The Buzz 


Monday, November 3
  • Ages 5 and under are invited to Ray's Splash Planet for a Parent & Tot Meet and Greet, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Homeschoolers ages 9 to 13 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for Catawba Studies this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...

Tuesday, November 4 - Election Day - VOTE!
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesdays today (and Tuesdays through December 16) at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • The Gaston County Museum hosts Terrific Toddler Tuesday: Turkey Time this morning at 10am, and designed for ages 2 to 5. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the American Girl Book Club: Josefina this afternoon at 4pm at the Mint Hill library. More info...
  • Ages 3 to 11 are invited to the Matthews library at 4:30pm for Excerpts from Suessical, The Musical. Please register. More info...

Wednesday, November 5
  • Family Storytime in Midwood Park happens this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Fitness Fun at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Jungle Madness today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The University City library hosts Sensory Storytime this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, November 6
  • Ages 10 to 13 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for their Muddy Boots Club this afternoon at 1pm. More Info...
  • Celebrate National Wildlife Day this afternoon at 3:30pm at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • For girls ages 8 to 12, the Hickory Grove library hosts Girls, Let's Journal this afternoon at 4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the LEGO Program this afternoon at 4pm at the Matthews library for ages 5 to 11. Please register. More info...
  • Head to the Morrison library this evening at 7pm for their Family Storytime: Pajama PartyMore info...

Friday, November 7
  • Imaginon hosts Family Storytime  this morning at 10:30am. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic downtown. More info...
  • Don't miss First Friday Fort Mill beginning this afternoon at 4pm. Fun for the whole family. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts a Friday Night Campfire this evening at 6pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place hosts Fabulous Friday Pajamarama Storytime this evening at 7pm. More info...

Saturday, November 8
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 10am for Leaf ArtMore info...
  • The US Airways Salute to Veterans Parade steps off in Uptown Charlotte today at 11am. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Morrison this morning at 11am for their Paddington Bear StorytimeMore info..., also at the Carolina Place location at 11am. More info...
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Power of Water today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • The Carolina Renaissance Festival  continues Saturdays and Sundays through November 23rd. More info...
  • Lots of fun activities at Apple Tasting today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Harvest HeaddressMore info...
  • Don't miss Dinosaur Day today 12-2pm at the Museum of York County. More info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to CSI: Critter Scene Investigations at the Latta Plantation Nature Center at 3pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Museum of History hosts the Backcountry Beer Fest this afternoon at 5pm. More info...

Sunday, November 9
  • Today is Family Day at the Bechtler this afternoon from noon to 4:30pm with FREE admission for kids. More info...
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for a special program about DesertsMore info...
  • Ages 9 to 13 are invited to the McDowell Nature Center for Fall Colors at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to make Natural Bird Feeders this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE comes to Ovens Auditorium with shows today at 2pm and 5pm. More info...

Monday, November 10
  • Elementary ages are invited to the West Boulevard library this afternoon at 4pm for Comic CreationsMore info...

Save The Date:
November 12: Homeschool Living History Day More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
November 14-22: Leftover Luxuries Sale More info...
December 6: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween

My "Teal Pumpkin Project" in progress.
Happy Halloween week to all. Time for carving the pumpkins (or the second one if your first one already rotted), buying the candy (or restocking after you've eaten it all), and setting out the costumes for the kids (where in the world did that Ironman glove go missing?).

Halloween is such a fun time of year for kids of all ages. A lot of the focus is on the candy, and for some kids, that's tough. Two of my three kids have life-threatening food allergies, so we trick or treat without eating any treats along the way (unless I bring something from home), go home, sort through the stash, and keep the "safe" candies. This year, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) started the "Teal Pumpkin Project" in an effort to spread awareness, and make the holiday a little less stressful for allergy kids and allergy moms. Check out the info HERE, and consider taking part if it works for you...you don't have to give up handing out candy, but you might consider adding something to your treat bowl this year! Hope you have a very happy and SAFE Halloween.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, October 27
  • It's FREE Coffee Monday at Chick-Fil-A. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • It's Pajama Movie Night tonight at 6pm at the Myers Park library with a screening of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate FactoryMore info...


Tuesday, October 28
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesdays today (and Tuesdays through December 16) at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • The Plaza Midwood library presents Family Storytime in Midwood Park this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Mountain Island library this afternoon at 4:30pm for Afternoon Adventures: Ready AnimatorMore info...
  • Boys in grades 2 to 5 are invited to the Cornelius library at 4:30pm for Boys Will be BoysMore info...
  • The University City library is hosting a Fall Festival this afternoon, 4:30-6pm. More info... 

Wednesday, October 29
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Science Lab at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Crabby Crustaceans today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...


Thursday, October 30
  • The South County library hosts their Fall Festival for ages 5 and under this morning, 10am-12pm. More info...
  • Imaginon also hosts their Fall Festival this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Head to the Morrison library this afternoon at 2pm for their Fall Festival. Costumes welcome. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the Mountain Island library today at 4:30pm for Internet Basics for Kids. Please register. More info...
  • The Shoppes at University Place continue their Fall Concert Series this evening, 6-9pm with music from Trial By Fire (Journey Tribute)More info...


Friday, October 31 - Happy Halloween!
  • Wear your costume to Krispy Kreme today and get a FREE doughnutMore info...
  • Don't miss getting your FREE Scary Face Pancakes for kids 12 and under today! More info...
  • Test your directional skills at the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze...now open weekends through November 2. More info...
  • Hall Family Farm is now open for their fall season...pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, and some AMAZING apple cider donuts!! More info...
  • Lots of fun activities for Halloween today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • FREE Halloween Activities wrap up today at Bass Pro Shops. More info...
  • Don't miss Trick-or-Treat on the Square in downtown Dallas this evening, 5-7pm. More info...
  • Head to Northlake Mall this evening for Mall-o-Ween, 5-7pm. More info...
  • Wear your costume to Chipotle this evening, 5pm to close and grab some $3 menu specials for their Boorito celebration. More info...
  • Definitely best for older kids and adults, Scarowinds is now open weekends. More info...

Saturday, November 1
  • Piedmont Progressive Preschool presents the Enchanted Fall Festival today 11am-3pm with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • The Carolina Renaissance Festival  continues Saturdays and Sundays through November 23rd. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Community Yoga at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Scarecrow PuppetMore info...
  • Memorial Stadium is the place to be this afternoon for the Classroom Central Field Day, 1-4pm. More info...
  • Opera Carolina hosts an Open House at their new homestead in Elizabeth. 2-5pm. More info...
  • Hike off some of that candy this afternoon at the Reedy Creek Nature Center's Fall Harvest Hike at 2:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to McDowell's Crafty Corner this afternoon at the McDowell Nature Center at 3pm. More info...

Sunday, November 2
  • Enjoy FREE admission this afternoon at the Levine Museum of the New South's Day of the Dead Festival of Souls. 12-4pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Temperate Forests today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center today at 2pm for Outrageous OwlsMore info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to Spider Hunting this afternoon at 2pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to the Main Street Children's Museum this afternoon at 3pm for their OWL Book Club featuring author Caroline Combs. More info...

Monday, November 3
  • Homeschoolers ages 9 to 13 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for Catawba Studies this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...

Save The Date:
November 9: Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 6: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Green Jeans Sale in LKN

The Green Jeans Consignment Sale for Women and Teens returns to Lake Norman this week. Don't miss your chance to score great deals on clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Everything to outfit yourself for Fall and Winter under one roof. The sale opens to the public on Wednesday, but you can shop early at the Charity Pre-Sale on Tuesday night. The shopping continues through Sunday afternoon. Don't miss the shopping fun!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, October 20
  • It's FREE Coffee Monday at Chick-Fil-A. More info...
  • The Mint Hill library hosts a Sensory Storytime this morning at 11:15am for children with special needs. More info...
  • Ages 3 to 5 are invited to Creating with Books this afternoon at 2pm at the University library. More info...
  • Don't miss Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games this afternoon at Imaginon at 3pm. For elementary ages. More info...

Tuesday, October 21
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesdays today (and Tuesdays through December 16) at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the Matthews library for their Preteen Book Club this afternoon at 4:30pm. More info...
  • Head to the Scaleybark library this afternoon at 5pm for a screening of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie BrownMore info...

Wednesday, October 22
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Halloween Sensory at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Miss Spider's Tea Party today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...


Thursday, October 23
  • Happy Birthday, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville! Celebrate with special activities today beginning at 11am. More info...
  • The Shoppes at University Place continue their Fall Concert Series this evening, 6-9pm with music from Too Much SylviaMore info...
  • Ages 2 to 5 are invited to the Morrison library for Family Storytime: Pajama Party  this evening at 7pm. More info...


Friday, October 24
  • Test your directional skills at the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze...now open weekends through November 2. More info...
  • Hall Family Farm is now open for their fall season...pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, and some AMAZING apple cider donuts!! More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum this evening to experience their Schiele Trail-O-Treats. 6-8pm. More info...
  • FREE Halloween Activities begin today at Bass Pro Shops and continue through Halloween. More info...
  • Head to Davidson for their annual Halloween March beginning at 5pm. More info...
  • Promenade on Providence hosts Movies on the Green this evening with trick-or-treating and a screening of Monsters University. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Creepy Crawly Critter-ween this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Definitely best for older kids and adults, Scarowinds is now open weekends. More info...

Saturday, October 25
  • Lace up your shoes for the Brookhaven Family Fun Run today. More info...
  • Don't miss the Civil War Reenactment this weekend at Historic Brattonsville. More info...
  • The Turkish Festival of Charlotte happens today 11am-5pm. More info...
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • The Carolina Renaissance Festival  continues Saturdays and Sundays through November 23rd. More info...
  • Don't miss the Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival today in downtown Kannapolis. More info...
  • Rivergate Shopping Center hosts Trick Or Treating with their retailers today, 11am-1pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Science Potion at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Spooky Sweets HolderMore info...
  • Head to Rural Hill to check out Halloween Fun this afternoon, 12-3pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the South End Fall Festival this afternoon 4-7pm. Lots of fun for the whole family. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts Nature at Night this evening with activities for all ages. More info...

Sunday, October 26
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Get Wormy today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for a Paddling Tour of Mountain Island Lake this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Ages 4 to 8 are invited to the McMillan Greenhouse at UNCC for Plant Costumes this afternoon at 1:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Science Potion, today at 2pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center provides activities during their Open Classroom session today, 2-4pm. More info...
  • Don;t miss Look, Listen & Learn in the Garden this afternoon at 3pm at Freedom Park. Please register. More info...

Monday, October 27

Save The Date:
November 1: Enchanted Fall Festival More info...
November 9: Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 6: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Charlotte Warehouse Sale Returns!


The Charlotte Warehouse Sale returns this week with more great deals on NEW women's clothing, shoes and accessories. The sale begins Wednesday evening at The Shoppes at Davis Lake, and continues through Sunday. You can be entered to win a $50 gift certificate by visiting our Facebook Page and liking the post about the giveaway. You must enter by 9pm on Tuesday...winner announced Wednesday morning!! Happy shopping!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, October 13 - Columbus Day
  • It's FREE Coffee Monday at Chick-Fil-A. More info...
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries are CLOSED
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 2 to 4 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for their Young Explorers Series: Tremendous Trees at 10:15am. More info...

Tuesday, October 14
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesdays today (and Tuesdays through December 16) at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • Head to the McCelvey Center this afternoon at 1:30pm for the 2015 Southern Sound Series Kick-OffMore info...
  • This afternoon is a FREE Tuesday at the Schiele Museum. 4:00-8:00pm. More info...
  • For elementary ages, join the fun at Rookie Science: Bones at the Mountain Island library at 4:30pm. More info...
  • The Beatties Ford library hosts Read a Book, Learn to Cook this afternoon at 5pm. More info...

Wednesday, October 15
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Creative Concoctions at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Bug Hunt today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • If you homeschool, head to the Museum of York County for their Homeschool Day - Lots of Leaves Lying Around this afternoon, 1-3pm. Please register. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Warehouse Sale begins this evening at 6pm. Sale continues through Sunday. More info...

Thursday, October 16
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the South County library for Full Steam Ahead: Spooky Science at 4:15pm. Please register. More info...
  • Tonight is Family Night at Chick-Fil-A at Stonecrest. 5:30-8:30pm with activities for all ages. More info...
  • The Shoppes at University Place continue their Fall Concert Series this evening, 6-9pm with music from The BoomersMore info...
  • Ages 2 to 5 are invited to the Morrison library for Family Storytime: Pajama Party  this evening at 7pm. More info...


Friday, October 17
  • Test your directional skills at the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze...now open weekends through November 2. More info...
  • Hall Family Farm is now open for their fall season...pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, and some AMAZING apple cider donuts!! More info...
  • Ages 9 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center for a game of Capture the Flag this afternoon at 4pm. More info...
  • Book a sitter and head to Discovery Place for Science on the Rocks: Fright at the Museum this evening at 5pm. More info...
  • Definitely best for older kids and adults, Scarowinds is now open weekends. More info...

Saturday, October 18
  • Lace up your shoes (and get out the stroller) for the Hopebuilders 5K and Stroller Roller 5K this morning at 8am. More info..., or the Big South 5K in Blakeney. More info...
  • The 8th Annual Blakeney Boo Bash begins this morning at 9am, and continues until 4pm. More info...
  • Today is the Dilworth United Methodist Church Fall FestivalMore info...
  • Head to Stowe Park in Belmont for the Belmont Fall Festival today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Spinning Spiders & Creepy Crawlers today at the Charlotte Nature Museum, 10am-1pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for The Fabulous Life of Our Feathered Friends at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today for Unlocking the Great Pyramid. Part 1 at 11am, and Part 2 at 1pm. More info...
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • The Carolina Renaissance Festival  continues Saturdays and Sundays through November 23rd. More info...
  • Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents 101 Dalmatians with shows through tomorrow. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Creative Concoctions at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Bunny Reading PointerMore info...
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts Spirits & Stories this afternoon and evening, 3:00-9:00pm. More info...
  • Learn all about Recycled Paper & Homemade Ink this afternoon at 3pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...

Sunday, October 19
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Amazing Arachnids today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Frontier Fishing this afternoon, 1-5pm, at the Schiele Museum. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited for a Fall Colors Hike this afternoon at 2pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • All ages are invited to Have No Fear this afternoon at 2pm at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Creative Concoctions, today at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to Create a Primitive Basket this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts their Boo-seum this afternoon, 3-5pm. More info...

Monday, October 20
  • It's FREE Coffee Monday at Chick-Fil-A. More info...
  • Ages 3 to 5 are invited to the University library for Creating with Books this afternoon at 2pm. More info...

Save The Date:
October 25: Brookhaven Family Fun Run More info...
November 1: Enchanted Fall Festival More info...
November 9: Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 6: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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